Originally Published: March 15, 2009

Tourney Tips: California

Perimeter strength means shots need to fall for Bears

Creme By Charlie Creme
Special to Insider
Note: ESPN's Joe Lunardi assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering historical analysis of the bracket and in-depth breakdowns on all 65 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

It's been a while since the Golden Bears were playing their best basketball. That will not be good news against a peaking Maryland team in the first round.

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California's complete Bracketology chart

Take a look inside the data used by the tournament selection committee in seeding the bracket.